age 5

  1. Travel

    Travel kits for kids: 15 ideas

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    Most kids love going on vacation, but long car rides can be a bore. Here are some tips on assembling fun and inexpensive travel kits...
  2. School Age Kids

    Your 5-year-old: Development, behavior and parenting tips

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    Understanding normal 5-year-old development and behavior will help you know the best way to parent your child. As parents, we know...
  3. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Practicing Gratitude: Parenting and change

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    If I’ve come to understand anything about parenting, it’s that just when you think you have figured out how your kids work, they...
  4. Child Development & Health

    Your "accident-prone" child

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    When your child seems to get a lot of bumps and bruises -- more than what you think is typical -- your first instinct may be to...
  5. Children's School & Education

    5 Math games for kids

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    If you want to give your little ones a jump start on math, try these five games and activities. You’ll be surprised how a few simple...
  6. Children's School & Education

    4 Ways to get kids to school on time

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    For most families, the most hectic time of day is when the alarm clock goes off. Getting the kids out of bed, dressed, fed and ready...
  7. Preschoolers

    10 Quick sleepy-time tricks for kids

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    You’re completely and utterly exhausted, but what’s a sleep-deprived mom to do when your little one simply won’t go to bed? Finding...
  8. Child Development & Health

    How to explain to your kids why parents fight

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    When kids witness their parents butting heads or engaging in a yelling match, they may be confused, scared or even worried that the...
  9. Child Development & Health

    Is 3-D okay for your kids?

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    Advances in technology are bringing 3-D into movie theaters, the home and even your kid's hand-held video game. But the technology...
  10. Child Development & Health

    SpongeBob Square Pants: Who has ADD under the sea?

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    SpongeBob Square Pants provides your children with more than just crazy characters and a catchy theme song. According to a new...
  11. Age by Age

    Is your child over-scheduled?

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    As a parent, it seems there are a million opportunities to sign your child up for some sort of activity. Whether it's sports, clubs,...
  12. Babysitters and Childcare

    Keeping your babysitter happy

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    If you've found a good sitter that your kids like and who is dependable, you've got a good thing going. Sometimes finding the good...
  13. Mom & Dad

    Kids help with the cooking? Sure!

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    Sometimes our lives get so busy that feeding our family can feel like a chore. After a long day, toiling in the kitchen seems...
  14. Family Activities

    Family activities your toddler will love

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    Part of being a family is doing things together… and when those things are fun for everyone, it’s even better. These family...
  15. School Age Kids

    Helping the introverted child make friends

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    Being introverted can make it hard to develop friendships -- especially for children. But parents can help.
  16. Family Activities

    Family dinners that the kids can make

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    Get your kids involved in the family dinner rotation with these easy meals that kids can make with little or no help!
  17. Child Development & Health

    Bring back the jungle gyms

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    A new study says that the move toward safer (and less risky) play equipment for kids could be stunting their emotional growth. What...
  18. Children's School & Education

    12 must-do rules for back to school

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    Some parents wait to the last minute to get everything in order for the new school year, but it doesn't have to be that way! Here...
  19. Age by Age

    Online arcade games for kids

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    Summer screen time doesn't have to mean buying the latest game console or heading to the arcade and spending a lot of money. From...
  20. School Age Kids

    Tips for adjusting kids routine for school

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    You've got the school supplies, you've been carefully talking up the start of school and acknowledging the mixed emotions that come...